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Politician performs emergency operation

  • Published at 01:41 pm February 24th, 2017
  • Last updated at 07:34 pm February 24th, 2017
Politician performs emergency operation
An Indian politician had to swap roles to perform a doctor's duty when a woman in his constituency required an emergency medical procedure on Wednesday. 52-year-old Dr K Beichhua, Mizoram MLA and a qualified MBBS graduate from the Regional Medical College in Imphal, decided to carry out the operation when he heard that the surgeon at India's Saiha district hospital was away on a training programme in Imphal, writes Hindustan Times. The Saiha Civil Hospital has seven doctors and one surgeon. The surgeon was away at a training camp in Imphal when the patient developed complications and required the operation. Adding that he left his political engagements and rushed to perform the surgery, Dr Beichhua told The Hindustan Times: “I was informed that a 35-year-old woman was having severe abdominal pain and needed to be operated on immediately. The woman’s stomach had a large perforation (hole) and if the operation had not been performed, she may have died.” The woman is reportedly fine now. “I visited her on Thursday and she was laughing,” Dr Beichhua said. Beichhua completed hBeichhua completed his medical degree in 1991, and was a general practitioner for about 20 years. Later, in 2013, he entered politics and joined the Mizo National Front (MNF).is medical degree in 1991, and was a general practitioner for about 20 years. Later, in 2013, he entered politics and joined the Mizo National Front (MNF). “I have performed hundreds of operations during my career, but the last one was in December 2013 after I got elected as an MLA,” he said.
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